Alex Tymkowicz, MD

Medical School: University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver COM

Academic Interests: MedEd, global health

Why ORMC: Fit and feel, fit and feel. ORMC checked all my boxes in what I was hoping for in a program (Level I trauma at an academic-county program with an excellent reputation) and then absolutely blew my expectations away in the feels department. ORMC residents were the happiest residents I met on the interview trail and after just a few weeks here, I can completely understand why. The camaraderie among the entire residency, faculty, and staff is unbelievable and I feel so lucky to get to be a part of it. I had the best time on my interview day and know I’m going to have the best three years learning and growing as a physician here. Also, full disclosure- I’m extremely excited to not experience a Midwestern winter for at least three years and to be within driving distance (1 hr!!!) of the ocean.

Hobbies & Interests: Soccer, running, hiking, podcast listening, petting dogs, cooking, traveling, and pretending to be a photographer while traveling

Favorite on-shift snack and beverage: An IV drip of iced coffee and either a Clif bar or chocolate chip cookie, depending upon the day